Bethlehem Cultural Festival
Discussion

Nader Muaddi, Fiona Dunlop, Nermin Khamosia and Michael Karam

Nader Muaddi, founder of the award-winning Muaddi Craft Distillery on the outskirts of Bethlehem talks to British-Lebanese author and wine writer Michael Karam about Arak, the world’s oldest distilled spirit. Fiona Dunlop, travel and food culture writer will join Nermin Khamosia of Ta’mini Bakery, London to talk about Kunafeh and guide us through a tasting.
Event date : 30/11/2022
Start time : 6:30 pm (UK)
Approximate running time : 3 hours

Maxim Sansour, Jacob Norris, Khalil Shokeh

Jacob Norris, Maxim Sansour and Khalil Shokeh will discuss a remarkable period of western exploration of Bethlehem in the mid-1800s. Mr. Sansour and Mr. Shokeh will also present a first-time English translation of Dr. Titus Tobler’s Bethlehem in Palästina, the first and only travelogue written exclusively about Bethlehem during that period.
Event date : 01/12/2022
Start time : 6:45 pm (UK)
Approximate running time : 45 mins

Malak Mattar, Hannah Rose Thomas and Elizabeth Filippouli

Malak Mattar and Hannah Rose Thomas in conversation with Elizabeth Filippouli.
Event date : 01/12/2022
Start time : 8:00 pm (UK)
Approximate running time : 45 mins

George Kiraz, Jacob Norris

George Kiraz discusses the importance of the Syriacs in Bethlehem and their contribution to the artistic and religious life of Bethlehem, as well as his recently published book, Water the Willow Tree – Memoirs of a Bethlehem Boyhood.
Event date : 01/12/2022
Start time : 9:00 pm (UK)
Approximate running time : 45 mins

Tasneim Zyada, Victoria McNulty, Iyad Hayatleh and Mo’min Swaitat

Tasneim Zyada, Victoria McNulty, Iyad Hayatleh and Mo’min Swaitat will present their work in a evening of spoken word.
Event date : 02/12/2022
Start time : 7:30 pm (UK)
Approximate running time : 2 hours